There have been two online videos I watched over the weekend and both of them are really in the same arena. They both are about our Black communities and uplifting them. I wanted to discuss these two videos because we brothas and sistas need to discuss real issues and provide real insight on the Black community and economic empowerment on the real level. No one but Dream and Hustle is willing to bring to you at this level because Dream and Hustle is the only one out there that gives a true care about uplifting the Black community and we perform critical analysis. Dr. Claud Anderson I want to make something very clear about wannabee cats running around Dream and Hustle or circling about Dream and Hustle and make sure everybody understand - I do not read, watch, listen to or subscribe to Dr. Claud Anderson and do not know much about what he say or what he offers. If Dream and Hustle sounds like Dr. Claud Anderson it is because we see the same obvious symptoms in our community and our economic outlook and the only thing that means to you is that Dr. Claud Anderson and we independently validated each other talking points that what we talking about is real - that is what you better realize. Now, as you watch this video which is 2 hours and I'm not expecting you to watch it in one set. I need you to check out something as we did in our analysis. We want you to look at Dr. Claud Anderson solution he proposed. Notice he is saying the same thing we discovered here at Dream and Hustle about creating manufacturing, entertainment and distribution frameworks to our cities. But he said something interesting about technology that I don't believe Dr. Anderson believe today. What I took away from this video is we have too much "talking about the problem" instead of talking about the solution in the Black community. This is why I cannot hang around cornballs who talk about Powernomics or Dr. Anderson or come around me and post "you need to read.." - homey, I don't need to read ish. Think about what homey just told me - I need to read...no, I need to get my behind out there in the real world and make a damn difference for my people, my community and our children future. The truth of the matter is, we need to speak two hours on solutions and how to implement solutions and realize the past and previous history is nothing more than archaic data that has only nostalgia value. What happens yesterday do not matter, how we handle right now and setup for our future tomorrow matters and the only thing worth talking about. Dr. Anderson spend too much time talking about the problem, cats want to sympathize with the problem but when it comes to solutions - where's the beef? We need to talk 80% solutions at this point and that's why you don't see me getting along with these lame ass book readers in the Black community talking about Amos Wilson and Claud Anderson all the time. Sorry, but in this video all I heard was problems and the solution was already implemented during the Great Migration - he providing an old school model that cannot compete with the Chinese fishing industry and leather making industry. Haiti?! Not Nicaragua that has Black community or even Honduras that has a Black community?! Some of yall want to worship this Dr. Claud Anderson dude and his books more than work on real solutions to the Black community problems...keep it real. Ghetto Mall Incident Warning: this video is pretty ghetto and has foul language and a tazing incident but this is the Black community, the real Black community we are looking to save. When you look at this video, I want you to see all the characters in play. Notice the two moms yelling and not thinking the situation through with their kids around. Notice how the kids start acting like their mother but started acting like kids when mommy got the shocker. Notice the security guard and how he is just an employee and not an owner acting like he running things. And last and my most favorite part - notice the baby father being absent and notice when he shows up in the video. Again, watch the baby father and the timing he shows up throughout this whole episode - that's the biggest part you should notice in this whole video. Now, first of all I would never disrespect those sistas in front of their kids, I don't care how hard-headed those kids are. I'm from the hood and those kids are just that, kids. Don't be coming to this blog talking to me our kids are out of control - all of you saying that ain't never been overseas and see how other kids get down in public areas and are worse than our kids so STFU with that self-hating rhetoric. But here is the thing and most important - notice the only interaction in this ghetto mall is the security guard, not some owner or manager trying to diffuse the situation. This is why I say we need to Black-own our own businesses in our Black community and be willing to be out there for our people. This video is the reason why because you see everything wrong here but the biggest negative driver was not the chick, it was the security guard acting like he was bad. Who wants to shop there again except an idiot? See, this is why I wanted to show you this video about the power-tripping security guard drinking a soda in front of potential customers like he own the place and threatening to taze cats. Overall Both of these videos are a contrast - Dr. Claud Anderson on a podium talking to church people with a convincing speech but offer no specific concrete framework that can be implemented quickly but can be talked about a lot to sell Dr. Claud Anderson books - keep it real. But the other video is the real challenges we face when it comes to our community and learn how to do better than that was presented in that video where the sista was getting tased. Please don't comment on how funny you thought the ghetto mall video was - it was not funny. It was a power-tripping security guard who don't own ish and don't respect patrons. And no, I did not look at that video to laugh at or make jokes on - I looked at that video with the mentality that a business is in operation to make money and I don't believe this tazing situation will make that ghetto mall any more profitable. Check out the two videos and analyze and learn to see the tales of two realities when it comes to our Black community empowerment. Our goal at Dream and Hustle and what I believe is we are the true middle and realest ground between these two videos where we know the solutions, work on the solutions but at the same time, know and love our hood people to help them get better or enjoy their lives better.